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Wildcats move up in ESPN’s SEC Power Rankings

Kentucky is no longer at the bottom of the SEC, according to ESPN. The Wildcats moved up one spot in the company’s SEC rankings after last week’s win over Kent State, finishing ahead of the 0-2 Vandy Commodores.

13. Kentucky (1-1; LW: 14): Saturday’s 47-14 win against Kent State was huge. If the Wildcats are going to make it back to the postseason, they will need to win the remainder of their nonconference games after dropping the opener to Louisville. Maxwell Smith was also very impressive, passing for 354 yards and four touchdowns. The defense needs to continue to grow before SEC play and will get a chance to fine-tune things against Western Kentucky on Saturday.

Because of an absolutely brutal schedule, t’s going to be tough for Kentucky to make the postseason after the opening loss against to the Cardinals. Taking advantage of the lower quality teams that they play in SEC is going to have to be the name of the game for the Wildcats .The first step was getting a win under their belt, and they did that. Cats now just have to take it one game at a time.

Article written by Rashawn Franklin

10 Comments for Wildcats move up in ESPN’s SEC Power Rankings

  1. Mike
    9:39 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    Just read where Wisconsin fired their offensive line coach after 2 games. Maybe Minter needs to be shown the door if he did have some run ins with Joker during UL game and after.

  2. Donnie
    9:52 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    t’s going to be tough indeed

  3. Rick
    9:53 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    Totally agree #1 – even if this is Joker’s last season, when an assistant openly defies the head coach with a plan that obviously isn’t working, get rid of him.

  4. MattJonesisTheEricDanielsofUKMedia
    10:09 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    If Minter can not see that he needs to change how he is running UK’s defense then Joker better do something. In the NFL a lot of teams run the 3-4, but no one runs it as passive as Minter. UK would be better of with a 5 man front then then a passive 3-4.

  5. KentuckyFan
    11:59 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    Why does UK have to play Louisville on the football schedule? This game can make or break a season for both teams fan wise and financially. Let’s start supporting all football in Kentucky by not beating each other up. UK and UL needs to give up this rivalry and play somebody outside the state they can beat. It’s all about going to a Bowl Game or to the Final Four. Right? If we keep beating each other up, it makes the road to success more difficult…

  6. rjr
    5:12 am September 11, 2012 Permalink

    UK moves from last to second last in league. Only in Kentucky would the story be framed as “moving up.” How pathetic we are in football.

  7. LouisvilleFan
    6:54 am September 11, 2012 Permalink

    We are the greatest story in college football this year. We would be one of the premier programs in the SEC and would probably play for the SEC championship nearly every season. If you don’t believe me, we beat Alabama in Ernj Bowl recently and we have dominated the series with Kentucky by a wide margin. It’s not even close. We are a football school and have better facility’s than anyone in the nation.

    You hill jacks can brag all you want about basketball but we went to the FINALFOUR and play in the BEAST wich is the best conference in America winning more championships than anyone. Oh yea call me when you don’t have coach that cheats like rich pitino!

  8. barn
    7:12 am September 11, 2012 Permalink

    there’s no other direction to go when you’re 14th in the sec

    9:11 am September 11, 2012 Permalink

    YIPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! We’uns iz knot LAST!!!! GO KAYUST GO!!! #13 in a 14 team conference!!!

  10. Rick
    11:28 am September 11, 2012 Permalink

    good trolling for such a small comments section